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If you forgot password to iPhone or iPad: two ways to regain access to the device

Apple offers owners of iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch several ways to protect information on the device, one of which is lock with a password. However, this password may be in a moment to fly out of the head and in the case of repeated incorrect entry the gadget will be temporarily blocked . What to do if you have forgotten your password or there was a message about disabling the device, then in our guide.

If you enter an incorrect password several times in a row, the device will be locked and a message appears stating that the iPhone or iPad is disabled. If you can’t remember your password, you will need to remove the data from the device using iTunes, the functions of Find my iPhone or recovery mode. Then, restore the content and settings of a device from a backup.

Restore in iTunes

If your iPhone or iPad has been previously synced with iTunes, you can restore.

Step 1: connect the device to the computer, which usually synchronize.

Step 2: Open iTunes. If the program asks for a password, try to perform the procedure on a different computer with which you synchronize. In addition, you can use the recovery mode.

To turn on the device recovery mode press and hold the Home button. Hold down the Home button, connect the device to iTunes. If the gadget does not turn on automatically, turn it on manually. Continue to hold the Home button until the screen displays “Connect to iTunes”.

Step 3: iTunes will automatically sinhroniziruete these devices and create a backup for them. If not, sync your device with iTunes.

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Step 4: After the sync is complete, perform a restore of the device.

Step 5: When the iOS setup Assistant will prompt for your device, choose “Restore from iTunes backup”.

Step 6: Select your device in iTunes, and then the most recent backup.

Use the “Find my iPhone”

If the device has enabled Find my iPhone you can use it to erase data.

Step 1: Go to the page to check whether your device is a function of Find my iPhone.

Step 2: Click the drop-down list “All devices” at the top of the browser window.

Step 3: Select your device and click “Erase [device]” to remove from the device data and the password.

Step 4: Use the setup assistant on your device to restore the data from a recent backup.

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